Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood

Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood

Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood

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Product Highlights

  • Deflects Stray Light
  • Minimizes Flare / Glare
  • Slides Down to Retract
  • Remains on Lens When Stored
  • Protects Lens
  • Fits M.ZUIKO Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Lens
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The LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood from Olympus is a round lens hood specifically developed for the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens. Lens hoods act to deflect stray light from entering the lens and producing glare. They also add a level of protection for the lens from accidental impact. This lens hood is special in that it has a sliding mechanism and can slide down to retract when not needed. This allows the lens hood to remain on the lens when not being utilized or when stored.

Deflects stray light and protects lens
Sliding mechanism slides lens hood down and out of the way when not in use or when lens is stored. Lens hood can remain permanently fixed to lens without becoming an obstacle.
Compatible with the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens and designed for its focal length.
UPC: 050332183353
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Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood
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    Olympus LH-49 specs

    Mount Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Rear Lens Thread Diameter 46 mm
    Material Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.8 x 3.7 x 2.7"

    Olympus LH-49 reviews

    LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 53.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality piece of kit I was reluctant at first to splash out on this lens hood, and am still a bit disappointed with Olympus for not including hoods with their lenses. However, I am very pleased with this item. I had been using a third party 46mm hood that did a good job shading the front element of the lens, but I decided to fork out for the Olympus hood. It is a nicely built item and I really like the way it slides back over the lens for storage. I would give it five stars for functionality, performance and quality, but have opted for four stars simply because of the cost of it, and the fact that it is not included with the lens.
    Date published: 2013-08-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overpriced, but what can you do? This is a functional lens hood for the Olympus 60mm macro lens. It's WAY overpriced, but that's the fault of Olympus, not B&H. B&H had the best price I could find. Panasonic always inlcudes the lens hood with their lenses, but Olympus is infamous for not including a lens hood, thus making you pay outlandish prices for a piece of plastic that should have been included in the first place. But it's such an important accessory that I swallowed my pride and paid the extortive price ... what else can you do?
    Date published: 2013-01-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well, elegant design and feel Not sure why the Olympus 60mm macro warranted such a trick hood, but it does work well and (up to this point) feels like it was well-designed. Not sure why they didn't do a simple reversible bayonet hood, but the LH-49 makes the 60mm feel a bit like Canon's 300 F4L/400 F5.6L lenses, with their slide-out hoods. The Olympus doesn't lock in place with a twist, but is otherwise quite similar.When retracted, the focus limit dial is still completely visible and useable, but the manual focus ring is completely covered. I do wish that the whole mount was about .5mm thinner - I thought I was going to be able to mount my screw-in LED ringlight with the hood in its retracted position, but there's just a bit too much contact between the back of the ringlight and the front surface of the bayonet mount on the hood.As with most Olympus hoods, this one is a bit pricey, and a part of me certainly wishes that they'd include the hoods with their lenses. On the other hand, they seem to be stressing a 'luxury' feel on most of their hoods these days, and probably feel that the 60mm Macro sells better a$, and anybody who really wants a hood will eventually buy this one.
    Date published: 2013-07-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens hood It is great lens hood that slides out of the way when not needed. The hood can be left on the lens all the time, extended when the lens is used for portraits, nature or landscape, and retracted for macro photography. It fits close to the lens so it takes very little extra space in the camera bag. The one drawback mentioned by others is the price, but I tend to use a lens hood almost all the time as a level of protection for the front element, I consider it worth the price.
    Date published: 2013-06-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice design for a lens hood It's a lens hood, so there's not a lot to say. This one has a neat design that allows it to slide back, and I don't think the knock-off brands do that. It's one of those things that may not be worth the expense, but once you have it, it's not something you really regret I guess. Still, would have been nice to include with the lens.
    Date published: 2016-04-06
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice, but should be included with lens It's a nice lens hood, and I like its sliding mechanism, so can quickly deploy or not. On negative side is that it can make lens feel a bit wobbly on lens compared to a fixed lens. Real con is the way Olympus make you buy these hoods in addition to their lenses... but I'm too much of a brand sucker to get the knock-offs.
    Date published: 2013-02-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Quality...WAY overpriced... I have to rate the LH-49 hood at 5 stars because it IS a well-made lens hood and cleverly slides over the lens barrel when not in use. But it is a shame on Olympus that they don't: a) Include the lens hood with the lens, or b) Charge at least half of the current price There is no way on Earth that this lens hood should be priced at what it is. But Olympus has us by the proverbial short hairs, so what are you going to do? Again, very well-made lens hood...not worth the current price by a long shot.
    Date published: 2013-05-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product The LH-49 lens hood has excellent design and integrates very well with the Olympus mft 60mm macro lens. Once attached to the lens it can be extended for use or retracted for easier storage. Never any need to take it off the lens. Worth every penny.
    Date published: 2012-12-27
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